In July last year, Marianne Pape was told that she had the BRCA gene, which gave her a significantly higher chance of developing breast cancer. As a result, Marianne chose to have a double mastectomy. As she put it: "the Nottingham Breast Institute gave me the chance to live my best life, and see my kids grow up, without an 90% chance of developing cancer."
On 31st July, to mark one year since her mastectomy, Marianne is choosing to say thank you to the Breast Institute for supporting her through her treatment. She's celebrating her amazing recovery with a sponsored 10k run along Grantham Canal with her friend, Sophie. Thank you Marianne; you are an inspiration to us all 👏
Read Marianne's story: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/marianne-pape1
Zephyr's Nottingham, which offers loving support to parents and families who have lost a child or pregnancy, is temporarily relocating this summer 🏡
From July until October all daytime sessions will take place at Ropewalk House in Nottingham City Centre (36 Park Row, NG1 6GR). Evening sessions will continue to take place at the Zephyr's centre at City Hospital.
Want to find out more about what Zephyr's offers? There's a drop-in session at Ropewalk House 1-3pm today, or you can visit the Zephyr's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ZephyrsNottingham
At Nottingham Hospitals Charity we are so grateful to have a community of wonderful fundraisers who dedicate their time and efforts to raise money for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Matt’s Fund are amongst our most committed supporters.
10 years ago, Matthew Boulton passed away at just 24 years old after a courageous battle with Malignant Melanoma, the most serious form of Skin Cancer. Matthew was the inspiration of Matt's Fund, with his desire to give something back to say thank you for the treatment he received from the NHS.
Over the past 10 years, Matt's Fund have fundraised continually in support of Professor Patel and his team’s research into Malignant Melanoma, looking to enhance treatments and ultimately save lives. Matt’s Fund also campaign to raise awareness to prevent Melanoma.
Today we met Bob, Matt’s Father, and Guy, Matt’s Uncle who presented a cheque for £15,000 to Professor Poulam Patel & Dr Andrew Jackson, raised in the past year at events from a Golf Day to a World Cup Wine Night!
This most recent donation brings the fundraising total of Matt’s Fund to an amazing £146,230.88. What a remarkable achievement and tribute to Matt, who has inspired so much kindness in so many people.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Matt’s Fund over the past 10 years. All of us at Nottingham’s hospitals are so incredibly thankful for your dedication and support.
Three colleagues from ITHealth set themselves an awesome fundraising challenge to celebrate NHS70. On Tuesday 17 July, they hopped on their bikes and cycled 200 MILES from Trafford General Hospital, the birthplace of the NHS, to the office of their partner, Sophos, in Oxfordshire. At the end of day one, they made a pit-stop at Hayward House at City Hospital, where we dished out high-fives and bananas all round!
The ITHealth team is aiming to raise £10,000 for Hayward House, the palliative care unit at City Hospital. The money raised will help patients and families during the most difficult times of their lives.
Read the team's story: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ithealth-bike-ride
This week we are saying thank you to some amazing fundraisers as part of our #CharityTuesday ritual! We are so grateful for everything our fundraisers do so we like to show our appreciation! #CharityTuesday #ThankYou
Our annual Dragon Boat Race lived up to its epic reputation. Huge congratulations to the Gold winners J Tomlinson Limited, and to NUH Dietetics for winning the award for best dressed team! Collectively, the twelve teams have raised nearly £8,000 for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - with sponsorship money still coming in!
See the final race times and read about all the action on our blog: www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/news/dragon-boat-race-2018/
We had an absolutely incredible time at our Dragon Boat Race, where we were joined by fabulous teams from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and local businesses. Twelve teams of 17 paddlers battled it out on the River Trent, each with the aim of being this year's DRAGON BOAT GOLD MEDALISTS! 🐲
Here's how the battle for the gold medal stacked up:
FIRST🥇 Heroes and Villains of J Tomlinson Limited (1:05:88; also fastest time of the day)
SECOND 🥈 The Abdication Micropub (1:07:15)
THIRD 🥉 Seas The Day - from NUH Gynae team (1:20:04)
The Emergency Minions (from the Paediatric Emergency team) won the SILVER heat. We Are Here to Cervix (from NUH Maternity) won the BRONZE MAJOR heat. The Dragon Slayers (from Ward D33) won the BRONZE MINOR heat.
Our much-anticipated award for BEST DRESSED TEAM went to 'Why Stop at 5?', members of the NUH Dietetics team who transformed themselves into every fruit and vegetable you could imagine! 🍇🍉🍊🍌🍍 They were closely followed by NUH Speech & Language Therapists, aka the orangest Oompa Loompas you've ever seen!
So far our Dragon Boaters have raised an incredible sum: almost £8000 for lots of different areas of the Nottingham's hospitals - from the stroke unit, to dementia research, to the Children’s Hospital. Thank you to everyone who took part, including Park Plaza Nottingham Chino Latino & J Tomlinson, everyone who sponsored our teams, and our prize sponsors. Last but certainly not least, huge thanks to Notts Anaconda Dragon Boat Club for running such an awesome event!
Watch this space for photos! 🐲
Find out about our other summer Charity events: https://www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events/
A huge GOOD LUCK to everyone completing the UK Running Events Inflatable 5k today. Thanks to everyone fundraising for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust who have raised over £4,000 collectively already!
This year the UK’s best Inflatable Assault course has got even bigger, bouncier and more insane. It's going to be a fantastic day full of fun and we can't wait to see all the photos!
Also a massive shout out to Ruby's Fundraising team who have over 20 participants taking part to raise money for the Big Appeal, on behalf of little Ruby who has bravely battled cancer this year. #BigAppeal #TeamRubysFight
The fabulous team from the Endoscopy Unit are hosting a Summer Fun Day at City Hospital on 5th August to celebrate NHS70 at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust! There'll be over 30 different stalls and activities, including: ☀️ Prosecco bar ☀️ Charity raffle ☀️ Hospital bed race ☀️ Burgers, falafel, hot dogs ☀️ Face painting ☀️ Bouncy castle ☀️ DUCK DERBY 🦆
🔹City Hospital 🔹 10.30am-4pm 🔹 FREE ENTRY 🔹Everyone welcome🔹
The raffle includes some awesome prizes: tickets to @trentbridge, Rocket Man at Mansfield Palace Theatre and The Scarlet Pimpernel at Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, afternoon tea at Mour Hotel, tickets to Twycross Zoo, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, National Space Centre, and Peak Wildlife Park travel passes from Nottingham City Transport, meals at Nando's Giltbrook - Nottingham and The Pudding Pantry, and vouchers for Sutherland & Barnett Hairdressing & Retail Salon and @theentertainertoyshop.
Our troop of fabulous fundraisers are tackling the Asda Foundation 10k in Nottingham on Sunday 12th August. It's not too late to join them, and we've FREE PLACES available for fundraisers who can raise £150 or more!
🏃♀️ For a FREE PLACE in this year's Asda 10k, email firstname.lastname@example.org
💪 You can choose to support the ward or dept that is closest to your heart, or choose for your fundraising to support the areas of the hospital with the greatest need.
🙋♀️ We'll support you through the whole process - from signing up to fundraising.